Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39541.531586.47 (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:840

Video games can be a hazard to health: A report from Leeds Teaching Hospitals describes the case of a 16 year old boy who injured his knee while playing an active game with is Nintendo Wii. He had lateral patella dislocation with medial patellofemoral ligamentous damage and a large femoral osteochondral fracture (Emergency Radiology 14 March 2008; doi: 10.1007/s10140-008-0712-7).

Minerva won’t even begin to try and summarise a paper in the International Journal of Design and Nature (2007;2:348-55; http://journals.witpress.com). “Problems with voting: the ultimate source? Mathematical considerations and speculative implications” came about because an interview for a specialist registrar post produced an outcome that no one—neither the panel nor the successful and unsuccessful candidates—thought appropriate. The author starts by stating: “Voting systems may determine appointment committee outcomes but may also underpin free will, perceptions, quantum uncertainty, and possibly reality itself.” Food for thought, indeed.

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